Out and About in Derbyshire

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Yesterday I was out and about in Derbyshire, visiting two different mills. The first was Masson Mills, a working textile museum, on the banks of the River Derwent. Built in 1783 it is one of Sir Richard Arkwright’s mills and was in continuous production until 1991.

The second was Caudwell’s Mill in Rowsley. Built in 1874 it is a working example of an early water turbine-driven roller mill. Much of the machinery inside dates from the turn of the century and represents the most advanced technology of the time.

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